Breaking: Police surround Melaye’s Abuja home

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The Maitama, Abuja home of Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye, has been surrounded by men of the Nigeria Police Force, drawn from its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit and Criminal Investigation Department, CID.

The development came just a few hours after Mr Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, regained freedom from an arrest made on him by the operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The police, according to Vanguard source, carried out the action with the assumption that Mr Melaye returned home after his movement to Morocco was earlier disrupted by men of the Nigerian Immigration Service, at the airport.

To this end, men believed to be plain-clothed security personnel were also sighted around the area where the house is situated.

The stern-looking armed operatives of the police took strategic positions around the multi-billion naira mansion located at the highbrow area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Vanguard gathered that the senator beat the security after regaining freedom as he did not return directly to his house which is under siege by the security personnel.

However, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, could not be reached at press time as his known mobile telephone lines were switched off.

His deputy, Aremu Adediran, a Superintendent of Police, could not pick calls made to his phone line.

On the other hand, loyalists to the embattled Senator have started mobilizing themselves to the area in solidarity.